Located 65 miles from Minneapolis/St. Paul, St. Cloud is central to both tourism and commerce. The area is comprised of the communities of St. Cloud, Waite Park, Sartell, St. Joseph, Sauk Rapids and St. Augusta.

For many area residents it’s the growing economy, the caring people and the four varied, breathtaking seasons that keep them here. Manufacturing, retail and service industries are the commercial backbone of the region, equally supported by the extensive highly productive farming and dairy professions.

For others who relocate here, affordable housing, safe neighborhoods, easy access to recreation, excellent health care, and abundant cultural and educational opportunities are what brought them to this region. Rolling farmlands, sparkling lakes, peaceful woodlands and many nearby state parks make this a perfect place in which to live and recreate. With housing costs 20 percent lower than the national average, the cost of living here is exceptionally low, as well.

No matter why you come here, the St. Cloud area has hundreds of things to offer in a variety of ways — a place to truly call home.